feedback from last week:
two ways going about it; CASTING: creating an object/sculpture to cast shadows FRAMING: using elements around us (nature and sunlight) and framing/emphasising their shadows
material consideration polyester mesh; white translucent cloth; paper; frosted acrylic; polished aluminum
NB. we were thinking if there is any material that is photosensitive i.e. absorbs light in the day and emits fluorescent light at night — Read more →
Ideation Fiona x Shanelle
Feedbacks gathered the last session:What is the overall form of the structure? Shade, trellis and pangolin-inspired form, are all three combining well? Which one is more conceptually relevant, more representative of NTU, more promising of good results? A function is defined by its creator and you define it. The function doesn’t necessarily have to be solely functional Read more →
After finalising the interactivity which is the attraction and repulsion using magnets to move the “seeds” in randomise patterns. We needed to research on how the magnet would function and also how we could further improve on the form and aesthetics of the installation.
For the magnet, we found a way we could possibly allow the magnet to repel and attract Read more →
After brainstorming, we expanded on the idea of the nest as a place not just for animals, but for humans as well. We felt that by incorporating both elements it showed that there could be a harmony between humans and nature.
Last week, we proposed the idea of having a shared space between animals (birds) and humans. However, there is also Read more →
We decided to work on Concept 1 (lighter form) to further explore on mass and void in a fluid structure to be placed in a public space in NTU.
To be more specific with our selection of space in NTU, we thought of incorporating our installation within a natural space to achieve a balance between architectural installation and nature.
Also, we want to Read more →
From the in-class presentation last week, these are takeaways for us to work further and improve:We realised that our core message of the concept actually focused on the mixing and growth of the students within NTU — which explains why we wanted to work on the idea of the magnet repelling the spherical metal balls (visually represented by students of Read more →
Continuing from week 5, we decided to focus on the nature of the connectivity of the spine (bones rely on each other to connect and how when they connect, certain parts overlap each other) and this week we focused on churning out ideas for our form.
We looked back at the sketches we did in week 2 and we realised that Read more →
bones rely on each other to connect and how when they connect, certain parts overlap each other...that’s your opening statement, now I’m looking at the drawings:
Spine bones also have a bilateral symmetry which is totally lacking from your first drawing.
There is symmetry in your second drawing. What it might be lacking here is the feeling of organic matter (looks more like an extruded profile) and the connection between each piece is very much exposed and looks a bit alien from the sitting pieces.Third and fourth drawings are more organic but too much on their own, lacking the sense of being part of a larger and more articulated structure. Another thing that surprises me is the fact that seaters look very much solitaire, they are sitting back to back, not much sense of community...they don’t talk each other... If I can suggest something, try to enlarge the seats to accommodate more people, or get them close enough to favor communication. Would be also good to interlock the pieces without any extra connecting part. Yor are designing a sculptural piece that can ‘also’ be a sitting area ... ...look at Henry Moore organic shapes https://www.google.it/search?q=Henry+Moore&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9t5jxnbLZAhWCVhQKHZu4As0Q_AUIESgB&biw=414&bih=695#isa=y or la Chaise from Eames http://www.eamesoffice.com/the-work/la-chaise/ ...
The feedback that we got from our idea last week was to make an installation that is more specific to the site – Nanyang Lake. Our concept of bringing out the “Nantah Spirit” and instilling a sense of belonging among students was good. The installation could probably make use of the lake water or crafted in a way that it Read more →
Lau Yi Wen & Weng Yayu (Group 7)
We had a little site visit last week to check out the 3 trees planted at the new halls.
We got a leaf from each tree to have a closer look and to observe it (shortest leaf – banyan; longest leaf – binjai)
We were pretty amazed by the smell of the leaves of binjai tree Read more →
Based on the concept of Nantah spirit of team work and feedback from last week’s presentation, we went on to explore more about the space, especially focusing on the essential element, the Nanyang Lake.
The photo below provides a clearer view of the lake and surroundings:
The narrow pathway embracing the lake, and the benches are all exposed Read more →